Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Love is stronger than violence.
To love a thing means wanting it to live.